03 January 2010

New Year - 2010; Aqaba & Wadi Rum

We booked a nice package for New Year celebrations. The bus took us first to Aqaba where we boarded a fair sized boat for a short cruise around Aqaba Bay in the Red Sea. We came quite close to two ships that have intrigued me for years. They are seemingly permanently anchored there.

A water slide on a boat...a very interesting idea!

First time at sea and already Zeek has that 12-mile stare...

The dancing begins...

A group of boys from Yemen who travelled with us. They were a fun-loving group!

The view coming back into port is dominated by what was once the largest flag in the world. The King himself had it made and installed here.

And of course you know that no matter where I go I will have to order up argilleh for smoking...

Dancing the night away before the old year ends

Arnod, an American guy we met at Wadi Rum. Lives in DC and works for Peace Corps

The Yemeni boys again

Ol' Big Jim prepares to dance...

Oh yeah, I can still do it!!!

Whooowee! Told you I can still do it!

Arnod, Jim, Osama, other guy

Arnod, Jim, Osama, Zeek, other guy

At the beach at Red Sea, New Year's Day

Ooookay...I think I'm pretty much done in. Back in the bus on the way home.

Happy New Year Everyone, and thank you for following our adventures through this blog. Feel free, please, to leave your comments.